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BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED TECHNOLOGY GAME DIRECTORY:


Welcome to the Top Tech Tidbits Blind and Visually Impaired Technology Game Directory. Below is some quick information that will help you to get the most out of the Directory.

Submissions: If you are a blind or visually impaired gamer and you play a game that you would like to tell other blind or visually impaired gamers about, please submit your game to the Top Tech Tidbits Blind And Visually Impaired Technology Game Directory by filling out this short form: https://mvsltd.formstack.com/forms/tidbits_bvi_directory_game_submission.

Source: Each of the games listed below have been submitted directly by Top Tech Tidbits readers.

Endorsements: Each of the games listed below have been ranked by number of "endorsements". A game receives a single "endorsement" each time it is submitted to the Directory. So the more times that a game is submitted to the Directory the more "endorsements" it receives. Games are listed by number of "endorsements" in descending order.

Accessibility Score: Each of the games listed below have been ranked for accessibility on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "Completely Inaccessible", and 10 being "Completely Accessible". These rankings are an average of the rankings provided by those readers who have submitted the game to the Directory.

Enjoyment Score: Each of the games listed below have been ranked for enjoyment on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "No fun at all." and 10 being "Best game I've ever played." These rankings are an average of the rankings provided by those readers who have submitted the game to the Directory.


Blind Drive

Platform(s): PC, iOS, Android

Endorsements: 2

Date of Last Endorsement: 07/18/2021

About this Game: Donny is a pretty average guy. He's short on cash, likes a nice drive, and meats up with his grandma for dinner every Tuesday, he also makes money by offering himself as a test subject for scientific experiments. However now here he is, wearing a blindfold, handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, with some crazy psychopath on the other end of the phone, apparently remote controlling Donny's car to run him into oncoming traffic. This is how Blind drive begins, the first title from new developer LoFiPeople. Any veteran audiogamers might assume this is a fairly simple outing, just use left and right arrows (or your gamepad), to steer Donny's car left and right to dodge oncoming traffic, much as in the classic Light cars. You'll quickly find however, that dodging here isn't quite so easy. Even on normal difficulty, the speed of reactions required here is pretty tough, and that's before you have to contend with distractions from loud music and irritating insects, to torpedo dolphins, gun toting gangsters, and some truly brutal boss battles. With a darkly comic, fully acted story in 27 chapters, featuring Donny's various exploits of cyclist murder, ice cream ram raiding, and one very angry granny, and you have the recipe for a truly epic game.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://blinddrivegame.com/

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ Strong language, incredibly fun, some replay value! Voice acting is great! Game play is challenging! The interface is very easy for newer users to audio games. - Brett Boyer

➜ This game has bad language and dark humor! But it's very very fun to play! The acting in this game is great and you have to react very quickly a lot of the time if you need to dodge cars! - Mitchell Jackson


Six Ages: Ride Like The Wind

Platform(s): iOS

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 07/22/2021

About this Game: Life between myths. Clans, cows, choices. The spiritual successor to King of Dragon Pass, Six Ages combines interactive stories and turn-based strategy. Your small clan's survival depends on its relations with the warring gods and their followers. Play involves actions such as improving pastures, exploration, trading with your neighbors, and raiding. You can even travel to the Otherworld to visit your gods. You also need to deal with crises ranging from marauding dinosaurs to diplomatic requests to illicit love. Your choices have a politico-economic impact, but some consequences might not be obvious for decades.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/six-ages-ride-like-the-wind/id934012726

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ This is a very deep game with fantastic replay value. The developer makes extensive use of VoiceOver hints to convey information. The map and exploration system has been nicely adapted to make it easy for blind players. There are also text descriptions for scenes in the game written especially for blind players. The game is single player and turn based so it waits for you to make decisions. Absolutely everything is accessible using VoiceOver. A manual, tutorial and other help is available. - Michael Feir


BG Word Target

Platform(s): PC

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 07/08/2021

About this Game: BG Word Target 1.0 is a game of anagrams. A random 9-letter word is chosen and the letters scrambled and arranged in a 3 by 3 grid. The central letter is referred to as the target letter and must appear in every word you make. The object of the game is to make as many words of four letters or more from the nine letters of the puzzle. You must make at least one nine letter word.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/bgwordtarget.htm

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ BG Word Target 1.0, a free game by Spoonbill Software, is a game of anagrams. A random 9-letter word is chosen and the letters scrambled and arranged in a 3 by 3 grid. The central letter is referred to as the target letter and must appear in every word you make. The object of the game is to make as many words of four letters or more from the nine letters of the puzzle. For me, this is one of the best games by this developer. It has provided me with enjoyment for many years and I still play it daily. - Anonymous


37 of the Late Jim Kitchen's Free Talking SAPI5 Games for Windows

Platform(s): PC

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 07/01/2021

About this Game: This is a collection of free games for the blind that were created by Jim Kitchen of Chardon Ohio. Jim was an extraordinary person that dedicated the later years of his life to creating free games for the blind community. Over the years, his games were released by the comically fictitious Kitchen's Inc. As Jim's game collection grew, the joke became that he had programmed everything except the kitchen sink. With his passing, BryanSmart created The Kitchen's Sink, containing all 37 of his SAPl-speech-based Windows games and apps, in one fun-packed place!

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://blindhelp.net/software/Kitchen%E2%80%99s%20Sink

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ All of the games in this pack are lots of fun! Sadly the above link is the only place to get them as Audio-games-archive is currently down. Jim's NFL Football and Press your Luck as well as Baseball are my favorites. - Josh Kennedy


Swordy Quest: An RPG Adventure

Platform(s): iOS

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 07/01/2021

About this Game: Exclusive to iOS & from the creators of Fantasy Worldcraft comes their latest global app. Fully VoiceOver compatible. Imagine waking up with no name, food or supplies. Where are you? Lake to the East, Mountains to the South. It doesn't matter now. YOU NEED TO SURVIVE. Set in a Fantasy and Living World, your goal is clear: Save humanity. Find water and food while fending off the habitants of the world. Gather, craft, hunt & cast magic for rewards and progression. Can you unlock the secrets of Swordy Quest?

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/swordy-quest-an-rpg-adventure/id1446641513

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

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Lost Cities (Card Game)

Platform(s): Apple iOS

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 06/25/2021

About this Game: Lost Cities by the world-renowned board-game author Reiner Knizia takes you on a journey to undiscovered countries and mythical places. Compete against a friend, a stranger or one of 4 different computer players, in what has been called a "two player Solitaire with an extra portion of suspense". Designed and polished for the iPhone by TheCodingMonkeys, makers of Carcassonne for iOS.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lost-cities/id465062454

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ Extremely addictive, can play against 4 possible computer opponents, (each with a different skill level), or play with anyone/friends around the world. Inclues a VoiceOver tutorial. Help is excellent with a clear explanation of rules. - Pat Bartel


A Hero's Call

Platform(s): PC

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 06/24/2021

About this Game: Experience exploration and adventure like never before! In the premier title from Out of Sight Games, you are a traveler thrust into a world of possibilities when you find the city of Farhaven under attack by a mysterious enemy. Along with a small band of allies, you must explore the surrounding lands, discover the identity of your enigmatic foe, and save Farhaven from certain conquest. Do you have what it takes to answer a hero's call?

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://outofsightgames.com/a-heros-call/

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ It costs around $20 (USD), but it is definitely worth it. - Joseph


Expanding Known Space

Platform(s): PC

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 06/24/2021

About this Game: The year is 2850 and the First Interstellar Wars have begun. The Interstellar Union, a frontier society of free-wheeling planetary systems have broken free of the older, more authoritarian, Solarian Federation. It is your mission as admiral of the fleet of your alliance to achieve victory. In Expanding Known Space, the player takes on the role of commander of the space fleets of one of the two alliances of humans in known Space. The game features six types of ships, forty planets, static and mobile hazards, intelligence gathering and more. The game uses a phase based system to simulate the farflung combat of the 28th century. The game is self-voicing and can be mastered quickly and easily with just a little effort. Five difficulty levels are provided to give more experienced players a challenge. Besides the standard mode, which provides four victory conditions that can be used to achieve victory, there are over 60 missions that can be played in addition to the standard game. The game is highly replayable and can be completed in 5 minutes to several hours depending on the options selected.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 8

Link To Download /Learn More: http://valiantgalaxy.com/eks/index.html

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ Audio-only strategy sci-fi. Build up your fleet and take on the enemy, colonize their planets before they do the same to you. - Aaron Spears


Untold RPG

Platform(s): Google Android

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 06/24/2021

About this Game: Untold — an immersive text-based RPG adventure, combining old school CYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) features with modern twists. Plot: You wake up on a beach - shipwrecked, confused and traumatized. Follow the footprints and you will find a fellow survivor in the wilderness. She is a nomad, who seems to have endured the same traumatic experiences. Together, you embark on a quest for answers and retribution. As you venture through the world to discover the truth in this interactive fiction, you'll gather equipment and forge your character. The lands of Tem Khiris are drenched in blood. You must figure out a way to survive in this world of warring states and rival tribes. Proceed with caution, for death lurks around every corner. Poor decisions will soon send you on a one-way trip to the Underworld.

Accessibility Score: 9

Enjoyment Score: 9

Link To Download /Learn More: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gotterdammerung.untold&hl=en_US&gl=US

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ Great game. You can upgrade your character, your armor, weapons, accesories... The story is interesting with multiple endings. Only negative is the combat mechanic; it's happening in real time and sometimes it's hard to click on the "special" actions (perry, cut, stab...). - Matej


Letter Rooms

Platform(s): Apple iOS

Endorsements: 1

Date of Last Endorsement: 06/21/2021

About this Game: Letter Rooms is simply a good anagram from the award-winning creator of Subwords, Asymmetric, and Elementary Minute.

Accessibility Score: 10

Enjoyment Score: 10

Link To Download /Learn More: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/letter-rooms/id1563407977

Comments From Those That Have Endorsed This Game:

➜ No comments yet.


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